Ottawa Law Review

About Us

The OLR is a bilingual and peer­ reviewed academic journal published by the students of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Student editors manage all editorial and operational aspects of the journal with guidance from Faculty Advisors.

Since its founding in 1966, the OLR has been committed to the highest standards of quality and excellence. The OLR is an innovative medium for the advancement of legal scholarship, a first-rate source of research for the legal profession, and a forum for law students to develop their legal skills.

The journal promotes a diversity of opinion on current and relevant legal issues by soliciting articles from jurists, practitioners, and academics. The journal also publishes interviews with distinguished members of the legal profession and book reviews. The OLR’s distinct reputation has resulted in its articles being cited by a number of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Through its annual events, the OLR further connects the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law with members of the legal community. Each year, the OLR hosts a Research Colloquium, Alumni Dinner, and Podcast Series.

Ottawa Law Review

Indigenous Affirmation

As part of the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Law Review pays respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.

Faculty Advisors

The Ottawa Law Review is thankful for the guidance and assistance provided by our faculty advisors Professors Kyle Kirkup and Yan Campagnolo.


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